Hey…are you working today? No? Shush then. If you’re at work today and reading this…contact me. I’d love to talk to you. Use the contact page here if you don’t have my information.
Now that’s out of the way…there’s technically not much in tech news today. One of the biggest innovators in the history of computers, Douglas Engelbart – creator of the Mouse (in 1968!) and other things, passed away on Tuesday night at age 88. Word is that he disliked the nickname “mouse” for the unit, but it stuck. Without him you couldn’t navigate this page at all because he was one of the creators of ARPANET, the forerunner to the worldwideweb…and we should remember him for that.
How did you celebrate your 4th of July? My friends and I blew up things as is our nature. (Scary…we’re adults…sorta.) I wanted to bring this toy to the party, but apparently my cred isn’t good enough for a loan…
Lastly…George Orwell would have been 110 back on June 25th. To celebrate the author’s birthday, two Dutch entrepreneurs went around the city of Utrecht, placing party hats on CCTV cameras pointed at their populace. People here complain about their rights being trampled on? Try living in other countries where you don’t even have the rights to start with.
I’ll end on a favorite Thomas Jefferson quote. He wasn’t a perfect man…but we owe him much and should remember what he and many of our founding fathers taught us.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
Have a happy weekend and see you all back here on monday! 🙂